With the announcement earlier this week, many fans have been wondering just why it will take so long to see Hank Pym hit the big screen as Ant-Man will not be making its way to theaters until November 2015. Though he's currently at work on the comedy The World's End with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, everything previously seemed lined up for a possible 2014 bow to get in just under the wire before The Avengers 2.
But earlier this summer Wright also committed himself to directing another project: a top secret sci-fi project called Collider that is being executive produced by J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot banner. Now, it seems 2013 will be the year to get the project on track as new intel reports that cameras will begin to roll next week.
The Daily Edge reports that starting next Saturday, Collider will be filming in Dublin at the Ringsend Waste Water Plant (pictured above). Scenes will be shot both inside and outside of the building, with no word as to exactly what is being filmed.
With Wright just a plane hop away in London, it's unclear whether or not he'll be the one helming this shoot. Though they could simply be test shots for the time being to see ultimately how the project will appear, Wright and company could also be shooting a teaser trailer to hype up the project for a 2014 release. While it wouldn't exactly be normal, Abrams did a similar thing with the teaser trailer for his previous film Super 8.
Plot details are absolutely slim right now, but there have been reports the feature has to deal with the CERN Super Collider and the Waste Water Plant certainly looks like it could be the backdrop of a scientific facility. Co-written by Wright and Mark Protosevich, Wright's attachment to direct the film could be the reason why we'll be waiting until 2015 to see Ant-Man. While extensive special effects work is expected for the Marvel Studios film, no production is currently set and tackling Collider could ultimately be what Wright is doing to fill his schedule for the time being.
No one has yet been cast in the project, which saw it's only major development with Wright just three months ago. We'll make sure to bring you more as it develops.
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